Juvenile Justice & Assessment/Ongoing Projects

Title: National Youth Screening Assistance Project
Dates: 
7/1/2012 - 6/30/2014
Funder: John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Funding: $500,000
PI: Thomas Grisso, Ph.D.

Description: The National Youth Screening & Assessment Project (NYSAP) is a technical assistance and research center, dedicated to helping juvenile justice programs identify youths’ needs for behavioral health intervention and risk management. Located at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, we are supported in part by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. NYSAP provides technical assistance, training and consultation to juvenile justice systems and programs on: mental health and substance use screening and assessment; assessment of risk of re-offending and youths’ placement and program needs; and policy and practice regarding juveniles’ competence to stand trial.  For more information visit www.nysap.us.

Personnel: Gina Vincent, Ph.D. (Co-PI)